tv Today in Washington CSPAN December 12, 2009 2:00am-6:00am EST
influence the, that vaccinations clearly the most effective method for preventing influenza and its complications. we have at our disposal a conventional influenza vaccine production capability which says you have heard many of us say it is tried and true. namely it is egg-based and is then used for decades. it is worked. gives the vaccine that is safe and quite effective and we have a long history of that however there are some downsides of that which we have actually experienced this year of what we are going through now. namely is slow, it is inflexible, requires a large supply of chickens, eggs, stringent conditions in importantly we have seen this in spades, it is entirely dependent on the growth characteristics of the virus that he put into the eggs, and we have got to hit with that this year with a slow-growing fires.